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Bigfork County Water and Sewer awarded $40k grant

by Bigfork Eagle
| March 27, 2024 12:00 AM

The Bigfork County Water and Sewer District will receive $40,000 in planning grant funding to complete a water preliminary engineering report.

The Bigfork grant was among the $1 million awarded to 32 communities last week by the Montana Department of Commerce. The funds are intended to help develop and plan infrastructure projects to increase the health and safety for those communities and their residents. The funding is through Commerce’s Montana Coal Endowment Program. 

“It is vital that Montana communities have safe and reliable infrastructure systems to enable steady growth and economic expansion, for right now and for many years to come,” said Paul Green, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce. “That is why Commerce will continue to allocate grants through programs like this, funding that can support eligible community development projects that will add health and safety improvements for Montanans and their communities.” 

The State-funded MCEP program is designed to help address the affordability of local infrastructure projects by providing grants to lower the cost of constructing public facilities.